Full Citizenship for Residents of the USVI

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November  10th, 2016

It is believed that Cecil Benjamin during the 2016 Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania as the delegation(s) from the U. S. Virgin Islands gave their position of support they dissimulate certain information that was not altogether correct. It was somewhat ambiguous.

They introduced themselves as being from the U.S. Virgin Island, American in the (West Indies) Caribbean, and home of Alexander Hamilton.

Alexander Hamilton lived on the island of St. Croix between 1765 and 1772.
Alexander Hamilton lived on the island of St. Croix between 1765 and 1772.

However, on the contrary the problem(s) are approximately two hundred years ago Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis, in the British West Indies and not in the Virgin Islands. Interestingly, the exact year of Alexander Hamilton’s birth is unknown because historians have found two sets of birth records. The date of his birth is now set at 1755 by newly discovered Danish documents. This makes Alexander Hamilton two years older than was thought. Continue reading “Full Citizenship for Residents of the USVI”

A Trial That Involves The Killing Of A Black Man

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 5th, 2016

On Sunday, July 19th, 2016 University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot and killed 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in the head in Mount Auburn. Accordingly, the killing followed a traffic stop for a missing front license plate.

The t-shirt Ray Tensing was wearing at the time he fatally shot Sam DuBose, July 19, 2015 was submitted as evidence Friday during the murder trial of Tensing. (Photo: Cara Owsley)
The t-shirt Ray Tensing was wearing at the time he fatally shot Sam DuBose, July 19, 2015 was submitted as evidence Friday during the murder trial of Tensing. (Photo: Cara Owsley)

When Tensing began his shift the afternoon of July 19th, 2015, he was wearing a T-shirt depicting a Confederate flag under his police uniform.

Amongst the evidence presented to the jury as a criminologist outlined what Tensing was wearing the day he shot and killed Sam DuBose during a traffic stop was a T-shirt depicting the Confederate flag.
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What You Need to Know about the NAACP’s War on Charter Schools

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist)

The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most Black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the “expansion of charter schools” until those schools meet criteria set forth by the NAACP.

James Clingman is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people
James Clingman is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people

The NAACP lacks the power to enforce its resolution, but their call for this draconian measure does come with the familiar stench of other positions they have taken—and not taken—because of political and, of course, economic reasons, the latter of which seems to be the driving force behind this latest move.

One of this country’s leading educators, Dr. Steve Perry, who has operated charter schools for years and recently took over the new charter school opened by Sean Combs, Capital Prep Harlem, in New York City, had this to say: “The NAACP national headquarters has received a significant amount of money from the teachers’ union. The only organizations to call for a moratorium on charter schools in particular, because they are non-union, are the teachers’ unions.” Continue reading “What You Need to Know about the NAACP’s War on Charter Schools”

Is It Blackmailing, Coercion, Extortion Or An Attrition of Free Will

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 1st, 2016

Back on Sunday, September 18th, 2016 on “Face the Nation” Reince Priebus Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) made unyielding and overwhelmingly stupid statement(s) directing them to GOP officeholders who have failed to back the party’s presidential nominee.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
Ohio Governor John Kasich

Thusly, he said; “Candidates who don’t back Trump may not be allowed to run again. Get on the Trump train or get left behind when you run for office again.”

Priebus continued to suggest he could say “never mind” to the “Never Trump” candidates should they try to make another run for the presidency.

Also, Priebus said; “former primary challengers who’ve refused to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could face consequences if they fail to back Trump in the stretch-run to Election Day. Continue reading “Is It Blackmailing, Coercion, Extortion Or An Attrition of Free Will”

WHITE ACCEPTANCE WILL NEVER LEAD TO WEALTH IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

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NNPA Columnist

Black folks in America have been so successfully programmed that many of us are still psychologically enslaved to the point that we truly believe we have “made it” when we have reached a certain

Jim Clingman
Jim Clingman

financial plateau or when we have attained a certain position or title.

Far too many of us, as a consequence of our psychological enslavement, have turned our backs on our own people, especially many affluent Blacks who have gained the status of being “accepted” by White society. Remember O.J. Simpson?
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Man Confessed To Killing Sentenced to Life Without Parole

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – October 27th, 2016

Initially, on Thursday, August 11th, 2016 the 23, Jaleel Smith-Riley entered a guilty plea to aggravated murder and attempted murder, but later he withdraws his plea against his attorneys’ advice.

Jaleel Smith-Riley
Jaleel Smith-Riley

According to police official, the man who confessed to killing 20-year-old Porshia Brooks’ and seriously wounded her boyfriend in a 2013 robbery is now trying to take back his guilty plea and could again face the death penalty. Continue reading “Man Confessed To Killing Sentenced to Life Without Parole”

Father Received Death Penalty For Killing His 2-Year-Old Daughter

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – October 26th, 2016

On Monday, October 17th, 2016, Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney  Joseph T. Deters in a press release announced Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan sentenced Glen Bates Whose date of birth is June 27th, 1982 to the death penalty for killing his 2-hear-old daughter.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Andrea Bradley whose date of birth is September 24th, 1984 and Glen Bates were charged with the murder of their two-year-old daughter, Glenara Bates.

Back on Sunday, March 29th, 2015 Bradley took the unconscious (victim) child  to Children’s Hospital. Upon arrival the child was pronounced dead. Subsequently, the victim had been severely beaten with injuries such as bruises, bite marks, belt marks, missing teeth, burns, broken ribs, numerous lacerations and head trauma. Continue reading “Father Received Death Penalty For Killing His 2-Year-Old Daughter”

Who Let The Dogs Out?

Written By: Ishton W. Morton-October 20th, 2016

The thought(s), the idea(s), the presupposition(s) and the concept(s) of charter schools of charter school is nothing new. These concerns has been in the pipeline in the United States and originated in 1974 by Ray Budde, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Dogs Are Out
The Dogs

In 1988 Albert Shanker, President of the American Federation of Teachers, embraced the concept when he called for the reform of the public schools and thus the establishing of “charter schools” or “schools of choice.” Accordingly Gloria Ladson-Billings called him “the first person to publicly propose charter schools.” At the time, a few schools already existed but they were not called charter schools. However, they embodied some of their basic presupposition(s) or principles. Continue reading “Who Let The Dogs Out?”

Ohio 2016 Hotly Contested U. S. Senate Race

Theodore "Ted" Strickland
Theodore “Ted” Strickland

On February 25th, 2015, Theodore “Ted” Strickland announced his intention to run for the United States Senate against incumbent Robert Jones “Rob” Portman.  However, on March 31st, 2015, former President Bill Clinton endorsed Strickland.

Consequently as a general rule incumbents’ tends to have structural advantages over challengers during elections. Additionally, the timing of these elections may be determined by the incumbent instead of a set schedule. For most political offices, the incumbent often has more name recognition due to their previous work in the office. Continue reading “Ohio 2016 Hotly Contested U. S. Senate Race”

Nothing Worthwhile Achieved In City Council Special Session

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – August 25th, 2016

August 24th, 2016 special session of Cincinnati Council members has too much to do, or say with absolutely little of nothing. The session was called by Cuncilmembers Wendell Young and  Charlie Winburn.

Councilman Wendell Young
Councilman Wendell Young

During this session a document was introduced. However, it was extremely difficult to determine what objective(s) or goal(s) to be achieved by this document.

Discussions pertaining to the document tend to have given rise to insulting and attacking Mayor Cranley and certain members of City Council. Continue reading “Nothing Worthwhile Achieved In City Council Special Session”